Meet Coach André

I am the CEO of Rhythm and Stroke LLC, an Aquatics organization where we focus on Aquatic exercise as well as Swim survival and technique development and advancement.


I have been an Aquatics Instructor for over ten years, working at both the High School and Collegiate level.


I swam competitively for several years and I enjoy sharing my experience and expertise with others. Teaching everyone from fearful newcomers to more advanced swimmers of all ages. 


Aspiring military soldiers as well as athletes in other sports have come through my program. 


I also certify aspiring lifeguards and re-cert current guards. 

It is my mission to help others swim and aid them in their fear of the water, especially in the minority communities.


  • WSI 

  • LGI

  • CPR and First Aid 


  • ​2017 Best Coach Award

  • 2017 Unsung Hero

  • 2019 Who's Who In Black Cleveland Award

  • 2019 Soul of Philanthropy Cleveland

In The News

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